The effect of weld passes and single V grove designs, on the corrosion resistance of dissimilar welds of a low alloy steel and a super-duplex stainless steel, was studied in synthetic brine. Welds were manufactured in argon by gas tungsten arc (GTA) technique and joined by a high nickel wire of super-duplex stainless steel. Samples of weld regions were characterized by composition scans, electrochemical measurements, micro-hardness and scanning electron microscopy. In X52/ER2594, a transition region (TR) of grain boundaries type II and a band of martensite were formed. The base metal of X52 underwent the highest corrosion rate and localized corrosion occurred in the heat affected zone. Interface ER2594/25Cr7Ni and 25Cr7Ni showed the presence of pitting near intermetallics.

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